More money for Wokingham and West Berkshire schools

I am looking forward to the Spending Statement on Wednesday which should confirm a substantial uplift for local schools. As I and some other MPs have been arguing, there will be an increase in the overall total going to the education budget, and an increased share of the bigger budget for areas like Wokingham and West Berkshire where schools have been at the bottom end of the range of per pupil money. I am wanting them to say there will be a £5000 per pupil minimum for a secondary school , with prospects of further rises in funding in the years ahead. We are promised a decent real terms increase giving the schools more spending power for teaching and other important items.

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  1. Narrow Shoulders
    Posted September 2, 2019 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    Does this money raise the money available to all boroughs or does it target those who are getting the least funding?

    There are boroughs whose demographic determines that they already get double that which Wokingham or Hillingdon get. They should not get a penny more.

    The per pupil rate should be the determining factor, not IDACI stats or EAL numbers.

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